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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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What cause pain under both armpit?

What cause pain under both armpit?

Sorry, no clue but: If you go to a doctor who has the advantage of being able to check under the hood of the car...or in this case, into the visible underside of your shoulder they may be able to either visualize something or feel something. Bottom line, see the doctor ...Read more

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What would cause bad pain under left armpit area?

Depends what the : cause is. For example any issues involving spraining or pulled muscles involving the pectoral or teres muscles, or brachial nerve can potentially cause pain under the armpit. If you have swelling, then it and needs to be examined carefully by a PCP to rule out any potential lymphadenopathy, cyst, tumor, or fungal infection. Great overview: http://www.med-health.net/Armpit-Pain.html ...Read more

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What causes pain under the armpit/side breast area?

Hidradenitis: Inflammation of the hair follicles and sweat glands in the armpit (and with it sometimes inflammation of lymph nodes or lymphadenitis) is a common cause of pain in this area. Aside from that any irritation of the nerves in this area will result in pain. Trauma or inflammation of chest muscles is also painful ...Read more

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Can a ovarian solid dermoid cyst cause pain under my armpit?

Can a ovarian solid dermoid cyst cause pain under my armpit?

NO, not likely: There is no connection between these two sites as they are so far apart from each other. ...Read more

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What causes pain under left armpit and upper ribs just below. The pain comes and goes. Also radiates to my hand. I don't think its cardiac as I've had many tests on my heart.

What causes pain under left armpit and upper ribs just below. The pain comes and goes. Also radiates to my hand. I don't think its cardiac as I've had many tests on my heart.

Pain in chest & arm: The most common cause of acute pain in the nontraumatized shoulder is calcific tendonitis or bursitis readily identified by plain film radiography rogers et al 1988. This pain may radiate to the hand. Pin point chest pain is indicative of chosto chondritis. Both condtions can exist and confuse treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain on right side, under armpit and directly to the right of nipple?

What could be causing pain on right side, under armpit and directly to the right of nipple?

Details: Your question is insufficiently detailed for a sensible answer. How long have you had the pain? Is there any rash? Is the pain deep or superficial? It could be almost anything without a description. See your doctor and give him/her all the appropriate details so an appropriate diagnosis can be made. ...Read more